Rising Stars – Bringing Service Delivery to the People with Mobile Clinics in high deprivation areas

Rising Stars – Bringing Service Delivery to the People with Mobile Clinics in high deprivation areas

Cape of Good Hope SPCA wants to roll out the red carpet of service delivery with the launch of the Prestigious Tails Up Club Lottery campaign called Rising Stars.  Ticket holders stand a chance to win their share of R120 000 prize money with all proceeds earmarked to support mobile clinic presence and operation in high burden, high need areas within the Cape Town Metropole.

Animal lovers can now engage a win –win campaign that will directly increase sterilisations, vaccinations as well as treatment of minor ailments including deworming, tick and flea management with a once off R600 ticket valid for 12 months or a monthly R50 subscription to the Rising Stars Tails Up Club.  Prospective subscribers can sign-up online at www.capespca.co.za/rising stars/  to stand a chance to win their share of the R120 000 with the monthly draw of R10 000 paid to the lucky ticket holder.

 

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA currently services an area of more than 3 200 square kilometers which includes the Cape Town Metropole of 2 400 square kilometers and the Stellenbosch municipal area of more than 800 square kilometers and stretches into the Cape Wine lands.  Chief Executive Officer, Moyo Ndukwana says “We have seen a significant increase in people accessing veterinary care at a primary level subsequent to the nationwide lockdown” “In response we are aiming at achieving greater coverage and saturation with the mobile solution in high depravation areas.  This targeted program will be tailored and differentiated to a localised context, aligning with our new high impact, high performance philosophy” 

Four operational mobiles are currently servicing high burden, high need areas.  “We want to increase the number of roving mobiles that service our high deprivation areas on a rotational basis. Our ability to increase coverage and reach more animals with vaccinations, sterilisations and treatment of minor ailments depends on the success of this campaign” – CEO, Moyo Ndukwana

Increased Demand

The effect of lockdown, reduced working hours and rising unemployment have put an increased  strain on the animal welfare system. The Cape of Good Hope SPCA is starting to see a further increase in people who are no longer able to access care in the private sector turning to the welfare sector for their veterinary needs. The full extent of the socio-economic impact of the pandemic and its ripple effects are only starting to manifest now.

Current Landscape

There are currently 228,822 registered NPOs in South Africa of which 23,492 are located in the Western Cape. In Cape Town alone, more than 200 of those registered NPOs are animal welfare organisations. This demonstrates the dire need for aid and quality interventions in animal welfare to alleviate the burden on, and migrate our most vulnerable towards, improved access to quality veterinary care. An estimated 82% of South Africans access health services in the public sector (HWSETA, 2018). We can infer that the same population is likely to access veterinary care from the NPO sector.

The Rising Stars Tails Up Club is registered with National Lotteries Commission (REG No. 00149/11) Subscription to Rising Stars Tails Up Club will qualify as a non – taxable donation.

Contact Information

Media related queries – Belinda Abrahams 021 700 4140 frmanager@spca-ct.co.za

Rising Stars Tails Up Club queries – Greta Marz 021 700 4140 telesales@spca-ct.co.za

More About Cape Of Good Hope SPCA

Established in 1872, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is the founding society of the SPCA movement in South Africa and is the oldest animal welfare organisation in the country. A registered non-profit organisation (NPO 003-244) and Public Benefit Organisation (PBO 930004317), the society relies on the support of concerned individuals and corporates to continue operating.

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